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CANTON HIGH SCHOOL
CANTON PUBLIC UBRARY
CANTON HIGH SCHOOL
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CANTON HIGH SCHOOL
CLASSES OF 1924 to 1940
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Patron and Patroness List 8
Echo Staff 9
Faculty . i . ■. 10
Graduation Program i 11
Class Song- 11
Class of 1940 12
Class Mirrors . . 13
Girls' Gifts . .' 22
Boys' Gifts 24
Class Will 27
Class Prophecy 29
Class History 32
French Club 34
Student Government 35
Pro Merito 36
Senior Dramatics 37
Junior Dramatics 38
Minstrel Show 39
Glee Club 40
Debating Club 42
Girls' Hockey 43
Cross Country 48
Class of 1941 50
Class of 1942 51
Class of 1943 52
PATRONS and PATROl^ ESSES
Miss Margaret A. Ahearn
Mr. and Mrs. Richard N. Anketell
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Bailey
Mrs. William Banks
Miss Eleanor F. Blagdon
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bolster
Mr. and Mrs. George P. Capen
Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Carpenter
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chase
Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Cobb
Mr. and Mrs. Burr C. Copley
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Crowd
Mr. and Mrs. G. Ivison Dana
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dardano
Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Davenport
Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred E. Dings
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Donovan
Mrs. Estelle F. Fitzpatrick
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Flanagan
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Galvin
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gavigan
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence M. Gibney
Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Gelpke
Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Graham
P*Ir. and Mrs. John Graham
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R. Haynes
Mr. and Mrs. George A. Hiltz
Mr. and Mrs. Angelo C. Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Keefe
Mr. and Mrs. Wilder E. Kelle
Miss Lucille L. Lamoureux
Miss Mary A. Leary
Miss Katherine G. Lyons
Mrs. John MacDonald
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas S. Mackiernan
Miss Rita F. Mahoney
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Mann
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L Murphy
Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Pacaro
Miss Hazel M. Pease
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Pozzo
Mrs. Charles V. Reynolds
Miss Claire M. Roach
Miss Janet Robinson
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice E. Ronayne
Miss Virginia E. Sargent
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Shaughnessy
Mrs. B. M. Sawyer
Mrs. Russell W. Shaw
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Sheehan
Miss Christine J. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Strickland
Rev. and Mrs. Elbridge Stoneham
T H K ECHO
Editor Phyllis Lowry, '40
Assistant Editor Jean McEnaney, '41
Literary Editor Robert Kellf, '41
Assistant Literary Editor 3ERDEL Marsters, '41
Business Manager JAMES BURGUN. '40
Assistant Business Manager GEORGE Buttrick, '41
Athletic Reporters .... ALFRED CROWD, '40 ; RUTH GRAHAM, '40
Club Reporter Mary Sheehan, '40
Senior Reporters . . . FRANK CARPENTER, '40 ; Natalie Haynes, '40
Junior Reporters .... Donald Cobb, '41 ; Marion Kaufman, '41
Sophomore Reporters . . WILLIAM Reynolds, '42 ; Pauline Hill, '42
Freshman Reporters . . Esther Anderson, '43 ; Ralph Latimer. '43
Typists Louise Archambault, '41 ; Marion Colsen. '41
Virginia French, '41; Richard Morrison, '40
Artists Ralph Briggs, '41; Louise Davenport, '41
Faculty Advisor MiSS Leary
Richard N. Anketell, Principal
William E. Donovan
Eleanor F. Blagdon
Gertrude M. Dana
Hubert W. Dowson
William H. Galvin
Robert C. Gibson
Lucille L. Lamoureux
Mary A. Leary
Rita F. Mahoney
Hazel M. Pease
Clare M. Roach
Janet H. Robinson
Virginia E. Sargent
Bates, A. B.
Boston University, Ed. M.
University of New Hampshire, A. B.
Boston University, Ed. M.
Emmanuel, A. B., M. A.
Boston University, A. B.
Tufts, A. B.; Columbia, M. A.
Boston College, Ph. B.
Boston University , Ed. M.
Boston University, B. S. in Ed.
Regis, A. B.
University of New Hampshire, M. A.
Sorbonne, Degre Superieur
Boston University, B. S.
Boston University, B. S.
Brown University, Ph. B.
Boston Teachers' College,
B. S.; Ed. M.
Eramingham Teachers' College,
B. S. in Ed.
Boston University, A. B., A. M.
June 6, 1940
Festival March — Mendelssohn
Doris Josephson, Marshal
Rev. Lonsdale Dowson
Vocal Solo Yvonne Fitzpatrick
"Happy Days" —' Stretezki
Violin Obligato, Rita Johnson, '41
Symposium Presiding Officer, Thomas E. VVhitty, President
"Youth Faces the Future"
Phyllis Lowry, Jean Strickland, Robert Woodman*
Youth in Business
Mary Johnson*, Olive Griffin, Elizabeth Shannon
Youth in Science
Duncan Mackiernan, Yvonne Fitzpatrick, Ann Rumrey*
Youth in Social Movements
Ethel Gelpke*, Marcella Ulman. William Milligan
Youth Takes Part in Local and National Government
Mary Sheehan*, Esther Adams, Mary Galligan
* Represents speaker for the group.
Saxophone Solo Mary Johnson
"Saxophobia" — Wiedoeft
Accompanied by Carolyn Sawyer
Washington Franklin Medal
Good Citizenship Pilgrim Pin — Gift of D. A. R.
The Reader's Digest Award
Symposium Awards — Gift of Parent-Teacher Association
Presentation oT Diplomas
Mr. John P. Chase, Chairman School Committee
Class Song Words by Mary Johnson, Mary Sheehan
Tune: "Where Else But Here" by Sigmund Romberg
Mary Johnson and Mary Sheehan
The day we've longed for.
At last is with us.
And we're parting from school.
We do not know
Just how to greet it,
Shall it be tears or smiles?
Though many will follow
us, as many have past.
They'll never love —
AJb we've loved —
Our Canton High.
We'll face the world
With all its troubles,
But we'll all see it through.
We'll miss the teachers
And all their scoldings
On the long road through life.
As knowledge and truth
Shall light our way to success,
We'll give out last fare-thee-well to
Canton High School.
Class of 1940
*Whitty, Thomas Edward, Pres.
*Sawyer, Caroline Augusta,
*Sheehan, Mary Helen, Secretary
Brown, James Augustus, Treas.
Ammendolia, Anthony Joseph
Adams, Esther Veronica
Adams, William Stanislaus
Burgun, James Anthony
Carpenter, Francis Wyman, Jr.
Copley, John Robinson
*Dardano, Rosa Elizabeth
Eardley, Arnold George
Farrell, James Joseph
Fitzpatrick, E. Yvonne
*Galligan, Mary Margaret
*Gelpke, Ethel Louise
Graham, John Joseph
*Gi'aham, Ruth Elizabeth
Griffin, Olive Julia
Griffin, Thomas Edward
Guerrin, Dorothy Mary
Hallett, Joseph William
Harlfinger, Everett Davis
*Hiltz, Ruth Elizabeth
*Johnson, Mary Helen
Keleher, Paul Edward
Lowry, Madeline Ruth
*Lowry, Phyllis Arlene
Mackiernan, Duncan Winchester
McDermott, Dorothy Ann
McGrath, Anna Elizabeth
Milligan, William Bernard
*Morrison, Richard William
Murphy, Rose Marie
Pavadore, Anthony Philip
Pesaturo, Joan Elizabeth
Porcaro, Carmine Philip
Ronayne, Anne Patricia
*Rumrey, Anne Sawyer
Sarra, Peter Richard
** Sawyer, June
*Shannon, Elizabeth Ann
Stone, Shirley Antoinette
Sullivan, Kathleen Agnes
Sweetman, Arthur L.
Ulman, Marcella Rita
Wilson, Auldice Mary
Woodman, Robert Willard
*** High Honor and Pro Merito
'* '' Honor and Pro Merito
Whitty, Thomas Edward "Hacker''
AMBITION: Iceman at the North Pole
Class president 4; Football 2, 3, 4; Captain 4; Baseball
2, 3, 4; Hofkey 4; Vice President 8; Treasurer 1; Junior
Prom Orchestra Committee 3; Choral Singing 3; Stage
Manager Senior Play 4; Minstrel Show 3; Ticket Com-
mittee of Boxing-Wrestling Show 3, 4; General Man-
ager Magazine Drive 4; Traffic Squad 4.
Sawyer, Caroline Augusta "Cal"
AMBITION: To be successful in the Business World.
Vice President 4; Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, .;,
4; Hockey 1; Pro Merito 3; Secretary 1; Traffic Squad
4; Choral Singing 1; Minstrel Show 4.
Burgun, James Anthony "Jim"
AMBITION: Business man
Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Boxing-Wrestling 3, 4; Football 1:
Minstrel Show 4; Baseball 2, 3; Senior Play 4; French
Club 1; Hockey 4; Basketball 3; Secretary 3; Class
Prophecy 4; Student Council 1; Treasurer 4; Dancing
1, 2; Echo 3, 4; Choral Singing 2; Ring Committee '■'>;
Glee Club 3, 4; Traffic Squad 4; Dramatics 4.
Sheehan, Mary Helen
AMBITION: To succeed
Pro Merito 3; Class Secretary 4; Echo Staff 4; Senim
Dance Committee 4; Benefit Show Committee 4;
Senior Play Usher 4; Cheerleader 4; Glee Club 1, 4;
French Club 4; Debating Club 4; Symposium 4; Co-
Chairman A. A. Banquet Committee 4; Class Song 4;
Class Statistician 4; Minstrel Show Cast 4; Senior
Minstrel Show Committee 4; Student Government 3;
Junior Prom Committee 3; Dramatic Club 3; Magazine
Drive Committee 3; Dancing 1, 2, 3; Choral Singing 2;
Knitting Club 1 ; Savings Bank Life Insurance Essa\'
Adams, Esther Veronica "Red"
AMBITION: Dental Hygienist
Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader 4; Dancing 1, 2, 3; Glee
Club 3, 4; Choral Singing 2; Orchestra 4; Knitting 1:
Senior Class Minstrel Show 4; Chairman of Food Sale
3; Senior Dance Committee 4; A. A. Banquet Min-
strel Show 4; Dramatics 3; Symposium 4.
Adams, William Stanislaus "Stan"
Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 2, 4; Golf 1, 2, 3, 4; Basket-
ball 3; Hockey 4; Track 1, 2; Traffic Squad 4; Minstrel
Ammendolia, Anthony Joseph • "Tonv"
AMBITION: Music Composer
Senior Play 4; Dramatics 1, 4; Student Council 3;
Junior Prom Committee 3; Graduation Usher 3; De-
bating Society 3; Football Ticket Collector 3; Glee Club
3; Class Treasurer 2; Choral Singing 2; A. A. Collecto?-
2; Animal Poster First Prize Winner 4.
Brown, James Augustus "Jim"
Baseball 3, 4; Football 1, 4; Basketball 3; Senior Dance
Committee 4; Hockey 4.
Carpenter, Jr., Frank Wyman
Dramatics 4; Senior Play 4; Echo 4; Minstrel Show 4;
Junior Prom Committee 3; Student Council 4; Gradu-
ation Usher 3; Traffic Squad 4; A. A. Collector 4; Foot-
ball Ticket Collector 4; Boys' Gifts 4; Aviation Essay
Winner 4; Senior Dance Committee 4; Entered Canton
High Sophomore year from Hyde Park High School.
Football Adv.; Senior Dance Adv.
Crowd, Alfred "Alfie"
AMBITION: Tree Surgeon
Metal Club 1; Baseball 1; Manager of Football 4; Track
3; Captain Hockey 4; Baseball Manager 4; Captain of
Traffic Squad 4; Choral Singing 2; Boxing-Wrestling
2, 3, 4; Dancing 1; Band 3, 4; Airplane Club 3.
Dardano, Rosa Elizabeth
Glee Club 1; Pro Merito 3; Senior Dance Committee 4;
Farrell, James Joseph
AMBITION: School teacher
Golf 3, 4; Swinmiing 1; Football 2, 3,
Fitzpatrick, Estelle Yvonne
Choral Singing 1, 2; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Social Committee
1; French Club 1; Ancient History Club 1; Dramatics
3, 4; Pro-m Committee 3; Senior and A. A. Minstrel
Show 4; Traffic Squad 4; Dancing 1, 2, 3; Senior Play
Flower, Marionne Ruth
AMBITION: To be a success
Glee Club 1, 3, 4; Choral Singing 2; Dramatics 4; Min-
strel Show 3; Ticket Committee 4; Senior Play 4:
AMBITION: To succeed
Pro Merito 3; A. A. President 4; Senior Dance Com-
mittee 4; Benefit Show Committee 4; Senior Play Usher
4; Toastmistress A. A. Banquet 4; Cheerleader 4; Min-
strel Show Cast 4; Senior Minstrel Show Tickets 4;
Junior Prom Committee 3; Dancing 1, 2; Choral Sing-
2; Knitting Club 1; Hockey 1, 2; Boxing and Wrestling
Show Tickets 4; Food Sale Committee 3; Chairman
Ways and Means Committee 4; Symposium 4.
Gelpke, Ethel Louise
Student Government 1, 2, 3, 4; Vice President 3; Presi-
dent 4; Pro Merito 3; Secretary 1; Treasurer 3; Echo
Staff 2, 3; Traflk 4; Senior Play 4; Class History 4;
Ways and Means Committee 4; Ticket Committee for
Benefit Movie 4; Ticket Committee for Senior Dance 4;
A. A. Banquet Committee 4; Ticket Committee for
Senior Minstrel Show 4; Glee Club 2, 3; Choral Singing
2; Liteiary Club 1; Essay Prize 1; Noiwood Free Press
Reporter 2; Magazine Drive 2; Ring Committee 3;
Junior Prom Advertising Committee 3; Dramatics 4;
Symposium 4; A. A. Ticket Collector 1, 4.
Gibson, Dorothy Marie "Dottie"
AMBITION: Motorcycle Driver
Glee Club 1, 3, 4; Choral Singing 2; Field Hockey 1.
Graham, John Joseph "Jackie"
Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 3, 4; Golf 1, 2, 3, 4; Basket-
ball 3; Hockey 4; Track 3, 4; Traffic Squad 4; Student
Council 4; Choral Singing 2; Boxing and Wrestling
Show 4; Ticket Committee Senior Dance 4; Minstrel
Show 4; Dancing Class 1, 2; Boys' Gifts 4; Rifle Cluh 1.
Graham, Paith Elizabeth "Hacker"
AMBITION: To be a success
Dancing 1, 2; Glee Club 1; Student Government 1;
Knitting Club 1; Hockey 1; Food Sale Committee 2;
A. A. Collector 2; Ring Committee 3; Food Sale Com-
mittee 3; Advertising Conmiittee Junior Prom 3; Ticket
Committee Senior Dance 4; Cheerleader 4; Ways and
Means Committee 4; Echo 4; Advertising Senior Play
4; Senior Benefit Show Committee 4; A. A. Minstrel
Glee Club 1; Knitting Club 1; Dancing 1, 2; Secretary
2; Food Sale Committee 3; Junior Prom Invitation
Committee 3; Head Cheerleader 4; Senior Play Ticket
Committee 4; Senior Dance Committee 4; Senior Play
Usher 4; Senior Benefit Show Committee 4; Boxing
and Wrestling Show Ticket Committee 4; Minstrel Show
Cast 4; Echo 3; Girls' Gifts 4; Symposium 4; Senior
Minstrel Show Ticket Committee 4; Secretary A. A. 4;
Senior Minstrel Show Cast 4; First Prize Winner of
Animal Poster Contest 4.
Galligan, Mary Margaret
Griffin, Olive Julia
Griffin, Thomas Edward "Tommy"
Metal Club 1; Sports Club 1; Track 1, 2; Basketball 1,
2; Baseball 2, 3, 4; Football 2, 3, 4; Rifle Club 1; Boxing
and Wrestling 1, 2, 3, 4.
Guerrin, Dorothy Mary "Dot"
AMBITION: To never make an enemy
Dramatics 3, 4; Cheerleader 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Min-
strel Show Cast 3, 4; Debating Club 3; Traffic Squad 4;
Senior Play Cast 4; Red Cross Representative 4; Junior
Prom Orchestra Committee 3; Girls' Gifts 4; Dancing
3; Entered Canton High during Junior Year.
Hallett. Joseph William "Joe"
Traffic Squad 4; Hockev Team 4; Metal Club 1; Danc-
ing 1, 2.
Harlfinger, Everett Davis "Six-foot"
Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Metal Club 1; Track 3; Basketball
2, 3; Choral Singing 2; Boxing and Wrestling 4; Senior
Prom Committee 4; Senior Play Stage Manager 4:
Minstrel Show 3, 4; Traffic Squad 4; Student Council
3, 4; Aviation Club 3.
Haynes, Natalie "Nat"
Glee Club 1, 3; Choral Singing 2; Junior Prom Com-
mittee 3; Echo 4; Knitting Club 2; Senior Play Usher
4; Ticket Collector at Football Games 4; A. A. Collector
4; Dramatics 3, 4; Minstrel Show Committee 4; Senior
Dance Committee 4; Dancing 1; A. A. Banquet Com-
mittee 3; Class History 4; Student Government 4; Ring
Committee 3; Food Sale Committee 3.
Hiltz, Ruth Elizabeth
Pro Merito 3; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatics 3; Knitting
Club 1; Dancing 1, 2, 3; Minstrel Show 4; Senior Play
Usher 4; Cheerleader.
Johnson, Mary Helen "Johnny"
AMBITION: Dental Hygenist
Orchestra 1, 2, 4; Choral Singing 3; Glee Club 4; Min-
strel Show Cast 4; Junior Food Sale Committee 3;
Senior Dance Committee 4; A. A. Banquet Committee
4; Junior Prom Committee 3; Cheerleader 4; French
Club 4; Class Song 4; Class Statistician 4; Senior Min-
strel Show Committee 4; Dramatic Club 3; Symposium
Kelleher, Paul Edward "Sparky"
Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3;
Hockey 4; Boxing and Wrestling 2; Choral Singing 2.
ivellv, Loren "Hinkey"
Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Golf 3, 4; Hockey 4; Minstrel Show
Cast 3, 4; Boxing and Wrestling Show 3; Basketball 3;
Choral Singing; Metal Club.
Lowry, Madeline Ruth
Choral Singing 2; Glee Club 1, 3, 4; Junior Prom Com-
mittee 3; Dramatic Club 3, 4.
Lowry, Phyllis Arlene "Fifii"
AMBITION: Surgical Nurse
Dancing 1; Literary Club 1; Glee Club 2, 3; Choral
Singing 2; Editor of Echo 4; Echo Reporter 3; Junior
Prom Committee 3; Senior Play Usher 4; Senior Play
Publicity Committee 4; A. A. Collector 4; Dramatics 3,
4; Symposium 4; Class Prophecy. 4; Essay Contest
Winner 1; Traific Squad 4; A. A. Banquet Committee
4; Pro Merito 3.
MacKiernan, Duncan Winchester "Dune"
Science Club 1; Graduation Usher 3; Stage Manager
Senior Play 4; Science Fair Exhibit 4.
MacLeod, Richard "Dick"
AMBITION: Ice man
Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3,
4; Manager Hockey 4; Choral Singing 2; Boxing and
Wrestling 1, 2, 3, 4; Metal Club 1; Minstrel Show 3, 4;
Senior Play Committee 4; Track 4.
McDermott, Dorothy Ann
Choral Singing 3; Hockey 1; Dancing 1.
McDoug-all, Ruth "Ruthie"
Glee Club 1, 2, 4; Knitting Club 1; Dramatics 4; Danc-
ing 1, 2; Junior Prom Committee (decorating) 3; Min-
strel Show 4; Senior Dance Commitee (publicity) 4;
Usher Minstrel Show 3; Arts and Crafts 2; Senior
McGrath, Anna Elizabeth "Mac"
AMBITION: To be successful
Decoration Committee 4; Senior Dance Committee 4;
Entered Canton High Senior year from St. John's.
Milligan, WilHam Bernard "Bud"
AMBITION: To be successful and happy
Dramatics 4; Senior Play 4; Glee Club 1, 4; Decoration
Committee for Junior Prom 3; Assistant Football Man-
ager 2; Choral Singing 2; A. A. Collector 4; Dancing
Morrell, Eleanor Natalie "Blue Eyes"
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Hockey 1; Knitting 1; Dramatics
4; Dancing 1; Minstrel Show 4; Usher Senior Play 4;
Arts and Crafts 2.
Morrison, Richard William "Dick"
Choral Singing 1; Senior Minstrel Show Committee 4;
Junior Prom Committee 3; Usher at Graduation 3; Arts
and Crafts 2; Senior Play Committee 4; Echo Staff 4;
Ring Committee 3; Benefit Show Committee 3; Avia-
tion Club 1; Dancing 3; Food Sale Committee 3; Ticket
Seller 3; A. A. Banquet Committee 4, Ticket Com-
Murphy, Rose Marie
Knitting 1; Dancing 1, 2; Junior Proin Committee 3;
Dramatics 4; Minstrel Show Committee 4; Senior Play
Cast 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Choral Singing 2; Senior Dance
Pavadore, Anthony Philip "Tony"
Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 2; Choral Singing 2; Boxing
and Wrestling 1, 2, 3, 4; Minstrel Show 3, 4; Senior
Dance 4; Metal Club 1; Asst. Manager Basketball 4;
Basketball 2, 3; Hockey 4.
Pesaturo, Joan Elizabeth
Entered Canton High during- Senior year.
Porcaro, Carmine Philip
Science Club 2; Graduation Usher 3; Magazine Drive
Committee 2; Arts and Craft Club 2; Choral Singing 2;
Orchestra Committee 4; Dancing 1.
Pozzo, Gloria Laura
Choral Singing 1.
Priluck, Dorothy "Dot"
Dramatics 4; Glee Club 4; Food Sale 3; Choral Singing
2; Knitting 1; Glee Club 3.
Reynolds, Albert "Penny"
Class President 2; Choral Singing 2; Basketball 1, 3;
Football 1; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Golf 2, 3, 4; Co-Captain
3; Captain 4; A. A. Ticket Seller 2.
Ronayne, Anne Patricia
Transferred from St. John's; Senior Dance Committee 4.
Rumrey, Anne Sawyer
Traffic Squad 4; Hockey 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4;
Orchestra 2, 3; Senior Dance Orchestra Committee 4;
Senior Play 4; Dramatics 4.
Sarra, Peter Pdchard "Sam"
Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 3; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Cap-
tain of Track 4; Orchestra 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4;
Student Council 2; Class President 3; Senior Dance
Committee 4; Senior Play Committee 4; Boxing and
Wrestling Show 2, 3, 4.
Knitting Club I; Choral Singing 2; Glee Club 3; Pro
Merito 3; Senior Play Prompter 4.
Shannon, Elizabeth Ann "Betty"
Knitting 1; Dancing 1, 2, 3; Choral Singing 2; Glee
Club 3, 4; Junior Prom Ticket Committee 3; Senior
Dance Committee 4; Minstrel Show Committee 4;
Senior Play Cast 4, Di-amatics 3, 4; Arts and Crafts
Club 1; Symposium 4.
Stone, Shirley Antoinette
Knitting Club 1; Choral Singing 2; A. A. Ticket Seller
2; Dancing 3; Senior Play Usher 4; Pro Merito 3.
Literary Club 1; Glee Club 3, 4; Choral Singing 2;
Hockey 2, 3; Manager 4; Junior Prom Committee 3;
Senior Play Usher 4; Senior Play Committee 4; Class
Will 4; Ticket Seller A. A. 4; Knitting Club 2; Minstrel
Show Committee 4; Dancing 1; Symposium 4.
Sullivan, Kathleen Agnes "Kay"
Entered Canton High in September 1940 from George
Washington High School, New York City. Field
Hockey 4; A. A. Banquet 4; Usher at Senior Play 4;
Minstrel Show Ticket Collector 4; Glee Club 4; Dra-
Metal Club 1; Choral Singing 2;
Baseball 3; Hockey 4.
Ulman, Marcella Rita "Lola"
AMHITION: Always to make friends instead of enemies.
Hocke> 1, 2, 3, 4; Choral Singing 2; Knitting Club 1;
Chairman of Orchestra Committee for Junior Prom 3:
Dramatics 1, 3, 4; Advertising Committee Senior
Dance 4; Ticket Collector Senior Play 4; Food Sale
Committee 3; Secretary of Dramatic Club 3; Magazine
Drive Committee 2.
Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4; Captain 4; Traffic Squad 4; Lunch
Room 4; Pro Merito 3; Prom Committee 3; Knitting
Club 2; Glee Club 2; Choral Singing; A. A. Ticket Col-
Transferred from Hyde Park High.
Wilson, Auldice Mae "Wee Willie"
Glee Club 1, 3, 4; Art Club 1; Choral Singing 2; Senior
Play Usher 4; Minstrel Show Ticket Collector 4; A. A.
Banquet 4; jjramatics 3, 4; Traffic Squad 4; Senior Play
Committee 4; Treasurer of Dramatic Club 3; Report-
Woodman, Robert Willard "Chic"
AMBITION: Lead a Hillbilly Band, and be a harmonica
Dramatics 4; Senior Play 4; Glee Club 1, 3, 4; Minstrel
Show 4; Choral Singing 2; Orchestra 3; Dancing Class
1, 2, 3.
Eardlev, Arnold George "Finnigon"
Glee Club 4; Entered Canton High during Senior year.
Veiga, Joseph Francis "Joe"
AMBITION: To be.
Esther Adams — Merrv-go-round Dorothy Guerrin — Dancing Shoes
To Esther goes this Merry-go- To "Dot" our graceful Jitterbug
round, We give this pair of shoes
'Cause she's so full of cheers ; And yrith them she'll dance right
Here's hoping that she'll stay that in the heart
way Of anyone she does choose.
As days roll into years.
Rosa Dardano — Horn
To Rosa we give this little horn
As we know she is quiet and shy
And when she blows a very sweet
We'll know she is somewhere by.
Yvonne Fitzpatrick — Pencils
To Yvonne we give these pencils
Yellow, green and blue.
And, if ever again she borrows
That day she's sure to rue I
Marionne Flower — Sewing Basket
To Marionne we give this basket
Filled with threads of different hue
We hope it will not be her casket
When she meets a boy marked
Mary Galligan — Stilts
This pair of stilts 1 give to you
I trust you'll think they're dandy
To carry you "Where 'ere you go
And someday they'll come in handy.
Ethel Gelpke — Alarm Clock
To Ethel, we'd like to give
A forty-eight hour day.
But instead here is an alarm clock
To get her up and on her way.
Natalie Haynes — Book of Witticisms
To Natalie, who's contagious laugh
Has filled many a heart with glee,
We give this book of Witticisms
So laughing she'll always be.
■Ruth Hiltz — Roller Skates
A pair of roller skates for Ruth
To ease the weary stress
Of riding home from Norwood town
In gallant Dick's Express.
Mary Johnson — Baton
To Mary goes this little stick
And with it crowds she'll lure
An then we'll all be saying,
"I used to go to school with her."
Madeline Lowry — First Aid Kit
To Madeline we give a kit
And hope she will value it,
To aid her in her chosen work
From which she'll never, never
Phyllis Lowry — Pair of Shoes
This pair of shoes like Cinderella's
Have a magic power
And when you have them on your
Thev really seem much smaller.
Ruth Graham — Golf Club Dorothy McDermott —
Our gift to Ruth is this Golf Club Package of Gum
And as round the links she roams To Dot we give this pack of gum
We hope she'll make a hole in one To add to her collection.
And bring the "Highest Honors" But don't let Mr. Galvm see,
home. Or he'll put you on Detention.
Olive Griffin — Saddle
To Olive, we give this saddle
All wrapper in western style,
So now when she gets lonely
She can go out, and ride awhile.
Ruth McDougall — Ice Cream Cone
Ruth doesn't care for Canton lads.
We gather from various yarns,
It seems her heart is all wrapped up
In the Neponset Valley Farms.
Anna McGrath — Fan
Anna is so very meek
She dislikes fame of any kind
Perhaps this little fan is needed
For her to hide behind.
Caroline Sawyer — "Billy Goat"
Caroline, here's a little goat
A gift you may think silly,
But when misfortune comes your
You can turn to "Billy."
Eleanor Morrell — Man
To Eleanor, who fills the school'^"'^^ Sawyer
Book of Games
Eleanor, who gets what she goes
Eleanor, who is a true friend ever,
May life with him be fair forever.
Rose Murphy — Gun
To Rose, we give this little gun
To fire when she's around.
For although we think her quite
She's got to make some sound!
Joan Pesatu]-o — Key
Since you're familiar with all keys
We give you this key to a heart
And we are sure that once you get
You will play a leading part.
Gloria Pozzo — Car
To Gloria we give this car
For she does love to roam
We hope she will not venture far
But always will reach home.
Dorothy Priluck — Medal
To Dot Priluck, who's ability
To sell ads, is unsurpassed,
We present her with a medal
For the best salesman in our class !
To June, our little "gamester,"
We give this book of games to play
So whenever she goes to a party
She's sure to make it gay.
Betty Shannon — Date-Book
To Betty goes this date-book
All new and shiny bright
It won't be long, we wager,
'Til she'll be filling in each night.
Mary Sheehan — Bike
To Mary, who's so versatile,
We give this brand new bike,
So now whene'er she strays from
She will not have to hike.
Shirley Stone — Readers Digest
To Shirley goes this little book
Readers Digest is its name
So keep up with "affairs of state"
For it may lead to fame.
Jean Strickland — Bike
To Jean we give this bike
When "Whitty" she wants to see,
To save her from that long long
That would otherwise be.
Anne Ronayne — Road Map
To Anne we give this map
With Stoughton clearly mai-ked
Hoping it will help her find
The one who she left behind.
Ann Rumrey — Aeroplane
An areoplane we give to Anne
So in it she can fly
And hope that if she ever falls
It won't be up too high.
Kay Sullivan — Water-can
To Kay we give this water can
To help Auldice every morn ;
For, two pals should stick together,
Am I right, or am 1 wrong?
Marcella Ulman — Book
To Marcella we give this book
To help her choose her work.
And hope 'twill prove of use to her,
When she is hard at work.
Ruth Waterfield — Make-up Kit
If Ruth would use this make-up kit
How surprised her friends would
For: although she's quite a pretty
It's natural, you see.
Lildice Wilson — Package of Seeds
To Auldice, we gladly give
This package full of seeds,
And, as one farmer to another
"Don't fergit to pull them weeds!"
D. Guerrin, '40
0. Griffin, '40
William Adams — Knife
"Billie" gets a jackknife.
To whittle down his score.
For when he's at the golf links
Boy! You should see it soar!
Arnold Eardley — Shears
These shears belong to Eardley
To shorten up his tales,
He can make a few grains of salt
Sound like a school of whales.
Anthony Ammendolia — Summons
"Tony" is quite a driver.
He goes so fast through town.
We thought a little summons
Might help to slow him down.
James Farrell — Car
"Jimmie" has a license.
In case you didn't know,
Call him morning, noon, or night —
He'll gladly give a tow.
James Brown — Curling Iron
"Jim" is quite a dapper.
Come, now, put in that curl.
You'll have to look just perfect,
If you want to keep your girl.
John Graham — Badge
Jackie wants to be a "cop,"
We hope he will succeed.
Here's a bright new badge to flash,
In case vou find the need !
James Burgun — Watch
"Jim" is our star runner —
He's always set for race.
Use this gold time-ticker
To help you set your pace !
Thomas Griffin — Medal
If you are ever swimming.
And frightened you should grow.
Call Lifesaver "Griff" Weismuller,
And watch the danger go!
Frank Carpenter — Airplane
Isn't this plane a beauty?
Fly until it stops,
Better take a parachute —
They make much safer drops.
John Copley — Key
You have tried so hard to win
A Sharon maiden's heart.
Here's a bright new shining key —
Well, boy, there's a start!
Alfred Crowd — Trumpet
A trumpet fine for "Alfie,"
But friends, we have one fear.
The music may go "round and
And f.nally come out here.
Joseph Hallett — Bicycle
Ponkapoag, we do believe.
Is really quite a hike.
So when you go down that "Way,'
Why not ride this bike?
Everett Harlfinger — Rules
"Six" is our tall classmate —
- We all agree, that's right.
To him we give a ruler.
To keep track of his great height.
Paul Keleher — Wings
A pair of wings for "Sparky,"
He is our baseball ace.
Use these when you are flying
From base, to base, to base.
T) H E E C H
Take a peek in the looking glass,
Now aren't those curls so sweet?
No wonder all the lassies sigh,
When "Hink" walks down the
Duncan Mackiernan — Bulb
Don't try to plant this, Duncan
In your family flower bed.
It's to help you find your way clear
As you march on ahead.
Richard McLeod — Pins
"Dick" is quite a pin boy.
He always sets them right —
He can't forget his duties.
If he keeps these in sight.
William Milligan — Car
"Bud" gets a little motor !
Have no fear of a flood !
Because this little vehicle.
Will go through any mud.
Richard Morrison — Pad and Pencil
A happy office worker —
That's what he is to us.
Jot down all your reminders —
Then there will be no fuss.
Anthony Pavadore — Engine
A diesel engine, "Tony,"
It's broken — can you fix ?
What a foolish question —
He'll find just how it ticks !
Carmine Porcaro — Tie
What a lovely present!
Don't you just love bright ties?
We picked this out on purpose.
For those great big brown eyes !
Albert Reynolds — Golf Ball
When "Penny's" on the golf links.
He always calls out — "Fore,"
If you don't believe he means it,
Take a good look at his score.
Richard Sarra — Pair of Shoes
Ye5, Sir! sho3S for Sarra!
He's such a great speed king —
We hope some day that we will read
That he is King of Swing!
Arthur Sweetman — Yeast Cake
Arthur's quite a little man.
We'd call him "Baby Size,"
Take this little yeast cake !
We'd like to see you rise.
William Simons — Hoodsie
"Billie" is the champ, we hear,
From down the lunch room way,
When it comes to eating HOODSIES
Did he ever miss a day ?
Joseph Veiga — Sieve .' •
Joe is quite a reader
Of all detective books.
This little gift may help him
To separate "cops" from crooks.
Thomas Whitty — Bat
"Hacker" too, plays baseball.
Is likewise quite a star —
When he connects, with pleasure,
Does that ball travel far!
Robert Woodman — Harmonica'
"Chick," take this gift we give you,
It's something you can use.
Come! strike us up a merry tune ^,
And cast away our blues! ,, , ■'
Bernard Whidden — Map
"Sandy" gets a road map.
To keep inside his car.
To help him keep his bearings.
In case he travels far.
J. Graham, '40
F. Carpenter, '40
Occasion: Reunion of the Class of 1940.
Taking a glance over the Echo of 1940, many happv memories have
been brought back.
How can anyone of us ever forget the Senior Class Play "Leave It To
Mother," with Betty Shannon and Bud Milligan taking off top honors
as best actress and actor.
As you remember, Ethel Gelpke and Jimmy Burgun were voted the
most attractive couple of our class and they are still holding true to their
Cai-olyn Sawyer, Mary Johnson, Tony Ammendolia and Sam Sarra
were voted as the most musical members of our class, and we hope that
tonight they will renew those memories with a few musical selections.
Our class babies, Phyllis Lowry and Hacker Whitty, who were only
sixteen when they graduated, are now twenty-one; whereas Eleanor Mor-
rell and Sandy Whidden, the oldest members of our graduating class, are
Mary Johnson and Jackie Graham were all "dolled-up" as usual, for
as you know they were voted the best dressed of our class. Olive Griffin
and Joe Hailett come in second for that title.
We wonder if Arthur Sweetman and Ruth Hiltz are still as sur-
prising as they were five years ago. We never knew what they were go-
ing to do next, and even the word surprising doesn't fully describe them.
It seems good to hear the merry voices of Yvonne Fitzpatrick and
Dick McLeod. As you remember, they were voted the noisiest members
of our class. And we do mean noisy.
Ruth Hiltz (!!!) and Arthur Sweetman were voted as the bashful
members of our class. However, we think we know them better than
that, and we would say , well, we'd just say, get to know them as
well as we do.
Will anyone ever forget the Senior Class Banquet? We had to place
Rosa Dardano and Jimmy Burgun at one end of the table and Rose Murphy
and Bud Miiligan at the other end, since they are the best-mannered mem-
bers of our class, as for the others, well .
Although Dorothy Guerrin and Dick Morrison were voted as the
most conceited members of our class, we're sure by this time that every-
one's opinion has changed, because if everyone really knew Dot and Dick
they couldn't possibly say they were conceited.
We know Esther Adams and Alfie Crowd are having a wonderful
time tonight, since as the joUiest of the class, they have always succeeded
in keeping us all in high spirits. Gloria Pozzo was voted as our class
flirt, and we wonder what a difference of five years has made. Our class
shiek is none other than Hinky Kelly.
Betty Shannon and Sis Galligan as the cutest members of our class,
are still holding their titles.
June Sawyer and Dick Morrison hold the honor of being the most
efficient members of the Statistics Troupe.
Mary Sheehan and Jackie Graham were voted as the most popular
members of the class. Kay Sullivan and Hacker Whitty came in second
for the title.
Our four years of high school would certainly have been dull, if we
didn't have Carolyn Sawyer and Frank Carpenter to keep us in high
spirits with their witty sayings which have given them the title as being
Joan Pesaturo and Duncan MacKiernan were voted as the quietiest
members of our class.
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Hono»-s for being the most athletic went to Kay Sullivan and Hacker
Whitty with Paith Waterfield and Dick McLeod coming in a close second.
Usually English has been voted the pet hate of every class, but our
class has to be different — so English has been unanimously selected as
the favorite subject of our class.
Glenn Miller is still the favorite orchestra and in a few minutes
you will hear their melodious tunes. Of course, the dancing will be led
by Dot Guerrin, Billy Adams, May Galligan and Tony Ammendolia, the
dancers of our class.
1 think we'd better close the Echo of 1940 and listen to what Barbara
Stanwyck and Mickey Rooney, the class's favorite movie actress and actor,
have to say. They were only too glad to be present at our reunion! ! !
After all, most of the other speakers were as boring as usual, so we're
glad Mary Sheehan, Hacker Whitty and Duncan MacKiernan, those clever
people of our class, remembered to bring their 1940 Echo with them.
Time to go home so soon?
Well, here's hoping we have another reunion next year, 1946.
In accordance with the wishes of the members of this Class of 1940
of Canton High School, we give to you now their last desires for the
disposal of their personal and cherished properties, in a document which
reads as follows :
We, the Class of 1940 of Canton High School, being of sound mind
and memory do make this our last will and testament in the manner fol-
lowing, this is to say :
First: To Mr. Anketell, the Cla,ss of '40 extends their great appre-
ciation for his guidance and understanding during our stay here and also
wishes him success in all his future activities.
Second: To the Class of '41 we bequeath our deepest respect for
Mrs. Dana's Black Mark System and her cheerful cooperation in all the
activities of the class in the coming year.
Third: The individual members make the following bequests:
William Adams' caddying position to Billy Hibbard.
Esther Adams' red hair to anyone who wants it.
James Bi-owns' height to Joe Buckley.
James Burgun's monocle to Donald Cobb.
Frank Carpenter's nonsensical line to Robert Pesaturo.
Alfred Crowd's position on traffic to Lawton Dings.
Rosa Dardano's place on High Honors to Frannie Morrell.
Yvonne Fitzpatrick's melodious voice to Mabel Stone.
Ethel Gelpke's way with the alumnae to the incoming f j'eshman girls.
John Graham's way with the girls to Laurentz Marsters.
Anthony Ammendolia's ability at rug-cutting to Parker Dodge.
James Farrell's happy-go-lucky manner to Albert Dardano.
Marionne Flower's acting ability to next year's Dramatic Club.
Mary Galligan's fellows in Norwood to her sister Frances; just to
keep them in the family.
Dorothy Gibson's shyness to Marion Kaufman.
Ruth Graham's position at the Strand Theatre to Louise Stuart.
Thomas Griffin's physique to the Gelpke twins.
Olive Griffin's fair complexion to Helen Garland.
Joseph Hallett's calling car-d for Ponkapoag Way to Peanuts Powers.
Everett Harlfinger's seat at the Old Howard to Milton Falls.
Natalie Haynes' ability to get out of mud puddles to June Guild.
Ruth Hiltz's auiet attitude to the incoming freshniea.
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Mary Johnson's knoM^ledge of swing to Martha Adams.
Paul Kelleher's Shovel, which was recently received from Anthony
Pavidis, to Donald Seaman.
Loren Kelly's ability to get around to Bernard Fallon.
Madeline Lowry's flirtatious manner to Rita Johnson.
Duncan MacKiernan's serious manner to Jackie Reardon.
Dorothy MacDermott's knowledge of night life to Sylvia Lehto.
Ruth MacDougall's place in Glee Club to Alice Jivelegian.
Richard Macl^eod's well-combed hair to Louis LaBombard.
William Milligan's stool at Neponset Valley to Hollis Dings.
Eleanor Morrell's singing ability to next year's Glee Club.
Richard Morrison's place as Miss Ahearn's right-hand man to Ermes
Rose Murphy's famous blush to Esther Anderson.
Anthony Pavadore's night owl life to Paul Ronayne.
Carmino Pocaro's ability in cooking class to Charlie Tolias.
Gloria Pozzo's cury locks to Rosamond Rumrey.
Dorothy Priluck's widow's peak to Vivian Gilmore.
Albert Reynold's skill on the golf course to Joe Conlon.
Anne Rumrev's love of aeroplanes to Elizabeth Dallahan.
Caroline Sawyer's position in the 5 & 10 to Louise Davenport.
June Sawyer's surplus height to Doris Tracy.
Kay Sullivan's jolly nature to Clarissa Shaw.
John Copley leaves the road to Sharon to no one : he intends to use it.
Richard Sarra's bone clip to Euro Mazzone.
Auldice Wilson's knack of handling the sophomore boys to Amy Mann.
Arthur Sweetman's perfect punch to John Wilson.
Joan Pesaturo's perfect jitterbugging to Annamae Bailey.
Dorothy Guerrin's corridor period to Phyllis Jones.
Eliabzeth Shannon's mischievous ways to Alma laretti.
Mary Sheehan's helpful manner to Doris Josephson.
Robert Woodman's way with the chickens to Eddie Estey.
Jean Strickland's seat on the sidelines to Wanda Pavidijs.
Joseph Veiga's industriousness to Joe Thompson.
Marcella Ulman's cheerful smile to anyone who needs it.
Ruth Waterfield's bowling score to Marjorie Chase.
Arnold Eardley's charming accent to John Dalton. ;
Thomas Whitty's football captaincy to Red Jones.
Eddie Power's roller-skates to Walter Poore.
Bernard Whidden's knowledge of night life to George Titus.
Anne Ronayne's happy smile to Virginia McKay.
Anna McGrath's happy personality to Martha Adams.
Phyllis Lowiy's talkative ways to Betty Griffin.
Fourth: To the faculty, we wish to say, "Thank you," for their
kind and unselfish assistance during our four years at Canton High.
In Witness whereof the foregoing instrument was signed and sealed
by the said members of the Cla>ss of '40 and by them published and de-
clared as and for their last will and testament, and, at their request and
in their presence, we hereunto affix our signatures as attorneys for said
class at Canton, Massachuisetts, this sixth day of June, in the year of
our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty.
A hush fell over the talkative, turbulent group as an elderly woman
rose to speak. Even now, thirty years after the first banquet in 1940,
she cai-ried herself with the same dignity and bearing of the teacher whose
gracious manner and wisdom inspired us to climb to the highest rung
of the ladder of success. Introductions were unnecessaiy, for each and
every member of the former class of '40 had immediately i-ecognized
her as Mrs. Dana. i
"As I gaze around the room," she began, "it isn't difficult to recognize
you. The years have changed you ; time has given you experience, pa-
tience, and understanding, but to me you are still the happy-go-lucky
youth of '40. I think it would be nice to discover what each of you has
been doing since graduation." She turned to the rather serious-faced
boy on her left, whose "glamour boy" personality might have won him
fame as a screen star, if he had not let his intense, profound fascinatioB'
for history domineer his life and turn him to another road of success. As
he rose to speak Mrs. Dana threw an electric switch. As each person
present at the banquet rose at his place, a few flashes of important in-
cidents in his life passed in review on a screen before us. This new type
of vision machine was the invention of "Dunk" Mackiernan, the scientist
of our class, whose life had been spent delving into the mechanisms of all
kinds of such machines.
(Now to get back to the fellow who rose to speak.) On to the screen
came a picture of Harvard College, followed by pictures of the history
classes. Suddenly a familiar face beamed out and we realized that it was
"Professor" Brown — Jimmy to us! Aftei- this there was a picture of
Jimmy — who was still a bachelor — walking with his favorite girl,
June Sawyer. June, it seems, was working in Mr. Anketell's office in
place of Miss Ahearn, who had just resigned.
After Jimmy had finished his speech and sat down, a tall girl stai-ted
from her chair. For a while we were puzzled as to what the picture on
the screen meant. It was merely a picture of a masked man on a white
— ^he victrola on the machine chanted the overture to William
iell. Then we i-emembered that Rosa Dardano had obtained a job on
o-l^ 1^, an mdirect manner by singing the Lone Ranger's Chant —
The tall, bashful president of oui- class got up next. Pictures of
engmeering school and honors won by him, followed by a wedding scene
with orange blossoms and strains of Lohengrin appeared on the screen.
A beau tilul girl was marching down the altar to meet Buddy. A closer
look showed that the girl was the famed artist, whose drawings were in
throughout the country, Gloria Pozzo. Buddy told us
that they were very happy together in their modernistic house which he
had built just recently.
When one of our ex-football heroes arose to speak, a picture of hun-
dreds of thousands of pennies and picture of a girl came on. We realized
that it signified that Harlfinger at last had saved enough money to marry
his dream-girl !
Next followed pictures of airplanes, a crack-up, and a new high school,
as another girl arose. Anne, it seems, had opened an aviation school.
One day she had swooped down a little too close to mother earth and had
clipped ott' a hunk of Canton High. People always claimed it was not an
accident — but it was a good way of getting a new school — anyhow !
Dick Morrison slowly got up from his chair. Pictures of a blue swan
and three or four girls appeared before us. Dick had opened a new night
club in Canton "The Blue Swan," with Mary Galligan as bouncer, Olive
Griffin as hostess, and Madeline Lowry as the flirtatious hat-check girl.
Esther Adams, Dorothy McDermott, and Shirley Stone worked as chorus
girls in the floor show. What a bevy of beautiful girls!
The efficient responsible ex-president of Student Government, Ethel,
arose. On the screen came pictures of Simmons College, followed by
those of a dietitian, and finally a home in Hollywood with her illustrious
actor-husband — William Milligan.
Next, a pretty blond girl stood up. Immediately a picture of the
"Toonerville" train flashed on. Someone beside me whispered that after
Ruth Hiltz had inherited a million dollars she bought the train so she
could drive it. Everyone in town was talking about the way she drove
it out from Boston, leaning out the cab window and singing loudly at
the top of her voice. It seemed that the older generation of Canton dis-
approved of the way she was acting.
Eleanor Morrell had been unable to attend our banquet as she was
tied up with an engagement in Boston. We were told that she, at last, had
crashed the pearly gates of Metropolitan Opera, and could now be heard
anytime we had the money or patience to sit and listen to Lohengrin, La
Traviata or La Tosca, (and to think once we could listen to her free of
charge ! )
"Tony" Ammendolia had also been unable to attend as he was direct-
ing these operas as musical conductor. He had gone to Boston University
College of Music and had received such a thorough education he had been
demanded for the job he now filled.
A graceful young girl stood up. A picture of dramatic school and
a gasoline station appeared before us. "Dotty" Guerrin had gone to
dram.atic school, but had then opened a gasoline station because she made
more money. Her silvery voice and pleasing personality had increased
her gas sales immensely.
Then a picture of a streamlined theater was projected onto the screen.
Ruth Graham, who had ushered at the former Strand Theater, was now
owner. She had abolished forever the system that forced grade "B"
pictures to be played with major productions.
Rose Murphy and Mary Sheehan now worked there as ushers. They
looked very neat indeed, going down the aisle in their streamlined gowns,
as they ushered people merrily to their seats.
Two people now pushed back their chairs to rise. Yvonne and Dick
MacLeod, finding that their voices made an excellent team had joined,
and after a Major Bowes progi-am had obtained a radio iob. Ralph Mas-
ciarelli and Tony Pavadore worked for them as sound eff'ect men.
A picture of a kindergai'ten school came next. Marionne Flower had
opened it with Dorofthy Priluck helping to run it. They both agreed
that Caroline Saw\'er's twins were the most adorable children they had
Natalie Haynes (expert typist and stenographer, thanks to the cap-
able, cooperative instruction of our C. H. S. teachers) stood up. Pic-
tures of the Presidential office, and then a wedding scene went onto the
screen. "Nat" had worked several years as secretary to the President
of the United States, but finding that two could live as cheaply as one,
had gaily tripped to the altar in a style unequalled by anyone else. Frank
made an excellent President — as well as a husband, so Natalie proudly
Mary Johnson told us that for several years she had been unable
to decide what to do. Finally, inspired by Mr. Dowson's English IV
class, she became a teacher — pictures of this were also shown.
Photographs showed us the new housing development m Ponkapoag,
and a jolly, well-dressed man ringing doorbells. Hallett had found that
the only way he could work and be happy was to become a salesman for
Model t Homes, Inc.
Rolling rhythm beat out, while pictnrec of a ballroom appeared.
Billy Adams, whose athletic build had infatuated countless girls of the
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lower classes in Canton High, now drew in a number of female dance
aspirants for his new school of dancing. Richard Sarra was in charge
of the orchestra.
Paul Keieher, famous baseball and football star, was pitching balls
for the Green Cardinals, which threatened to revolutionize baseball
throughout the country. His very dependable, capable manager was none
other than "Alfi" Crowd, who had found plenty of experience in this
life at C. H. S.
That carefree, peppy girl, who could stir up laughter in the dullest
class arose. Pictures of many books flashed on. Betty Shannon had be-
come a famous authoress whose books were guaranteed to get you out of
the gloomiest moods.
"Penny" had obtained a job as head of the street department, because
of his past learning in dear old Alma Mater. Habit and sentiment kept,
him from getting any other kind of job.
A bachelor's home appeared. Sweetman had opened it because of his
intense dislike for the opposite sex. His steady boarders were Loren
Kelley, George Roache, and James Farrell.
Pictures of a fire and an engine racing toward it come on. Arnold
Eardley, Tom Griffin, and Copley had taken over the Fire Department.
The only trouble, Tom told us confidentially, was the domineering super-
vision of Anna McGrath ; and Joan Pesaturo, who insisted on hanging on
back and going to every fire, making a general nuisance of herself.
Whidden arose. Pictures of a new high-powered car came on the
screen. Whidden had invented it, and if and when traffic became too con-
gested, it opened its wings and became an airplane.
Scenes of a beautiful girl in a sarong became visible on the screen.
As we studied it carefully we saw it resembled Ruth Waterfield. Ruth
had grown her curly locks, donned a sarong, and was now giving Dotty
Lamour some pretty stiff competition.
Novr, views of a wide, ranging ranch appeared with horses, cow-
boys, and all the trimmings. Our friend, Carmino Porcaro, had developed
a liking for riding in high school and, as a result, bought the ranch. Mar-
cella told me frankly that she didn't share her husband's liking for rid-
ing. She always seemed to spend more time off the horse than on.
Pictures of a drug store came next. Behind the counter were two
exceptionally pretty girls. One was Anna Ronayne — the other. Dot
Gibson. Their super-specialty was slinging sodas to each other as they
prepared them. The manager, Joe Veiga, didn't seem to mind as long
as they didn't mess the place up, at least that's what he had told the girls.
Surgery scenes with two girls dressed in white appeared. Auldice
and Kay were in the middle of a very delicate operation. Auldice and
Kay told us that only once did they leave a pair of scissors inside a patient.
Another seat was empty. Ruth MacDougall had been unable to attend
because Junior had been ill, and she didn't want to risk it.
Views of Woodman's chicken farm were shown next. Woodman still
played his harmonica to put his chickens to sleep nights.
Suddenly a cloud of white dust appeared as a picture. We couldn't
see what it was — and then Sweetman's head appeared. He was now em-
ployed as black-board eraser's boy. He gave them such a vigorous clap-
ping that I personally felt sure he'd wear them out.
Jack Graham's life was swiftly reviewed on the screen. Athletic
awards, cups, and blue ribbons, followed by his marriage to a very adorable
girl whom he had met at Canton — or rather, Ponkapoag — were parts
of his life.
For several years, the machine showed, Jean Strickland went around
with a dark, good-looking fellow whom she later married. Soon after
she was divorced, her husband insisting that she threw /the bread she
made at him. It was so hard, he argued, that it put him in the hospital
And last but not least, Burg-un, my secretary, and I had traveled in
Eupore for many years. Our gift to mankind was our successful assas-
sination of Hitler and Goering; and our escape from the firing squad was
due only to the quickness of Anne and her super-special airplane!
P. Lowry, '40.
J. Burgun, '40
• - - Qlass "history
One bright September morning eighty-three new Freshmen, eager, ex-
pectant, but rather timid, entered the portals of Canton High School, facing
the brand new experience of new friends, new knowledge, and a new life.
After organization in the home rooms, we elected our year's leaders :
John Howard as President, John Rowe as Vice President, Ethel Gelpke as
Secretary, and Thomas Whitty as Treasurer. Ruth Graham, James Burgun,
and Ethel Gelpke were elected to represent the class in the Student Council.
Two new teachers. Miss Kavanaugh and Miss Mahoney, entered school with
us this year. Many of our numbers were competent and successful members
of the football team, baseball team, orchestra, and glee club.
After an uneventful but happy year as Freshmen, we eagerly moved up
one rung on the class ladder to assume the slightly more important position
as Sophomores, able now to dictate to the new Freshmen. Results of the
elections showed Albert Reynolds as our new class President, Rita Toomey
as Vice President, Olive Griffin as Secretary, and Anthony Ammendolia as
TreasuT'er; also Richard Sarra and Ethel Gelpke as Student Council repre-
sentatives. This year saw no class activities but a great participation in
athletics, many of our classmates stari'ing on the football, track, and gii'ls'
hockey teams, and being the recipients o± letters at the annual A. A. Ban-
quet in January. We lost cne teacher this year. Miss Prew, but acquired
two new ones, Mr. Dowson and Miss Roach.
September of 1938 saw us fewer in numbers but greater in our newly
acquired prestige ; we were now upperclassmen and could lord it over all but
those stately and dignified (?) occupants of Room I. After a two weeks'
snow storm of nomination papers and ballots, and an exciting new muni-
cipal type of elections, we found ourselves with the following officers;
Richard Sarra, President; Thomas Whitty, Vice President; James Burgun,
Secretary; Ethel Gelpke, Treasurer. Representatives in the Student Gov-
ernment were Mary Sheehan, Anthony Ammendolia, Everett Harlfinger,
and Ethel Gelpke. This year was a revelation of new abilities of our class-
mates. Nearly every member of the class showed his pugilistic ability in
the Boxing and Wrestling Show in April, his histrionic ability in the Minstrel
Show in January, or his salesmanship rbility in the Food Sale and the Maga-
zine Drive. New acting talent was unearthed in the Junior Dramatic Club
under the direction of Miss Kavanaugh and Miss Lamoureaux, with Marcella
Ulman as Secretary, and Auldice Wilson as Treasurer. We discovered bud-
ding track stars in John Graham, Richard Sarra, James Burgun, Everett
Harlfinger, and Alfred Crowd; the first two were cup winners in the annual
three-mile road race on April 19, 1939.
This year Mr. Masterson and Mr. Gibson were added to the teaching
staff', Miss Canan took over musical direction, and at the time of Miss Kava-
naugh's departure in the middle of the year. Miss Lamoureux became a new
meml)er of the faculty. We also greeted Miss Robinson when we lost Miss
McEnaney to Quincy High School.
Next was our Junior Prom, scheduled for May 19. Great and am-
bitious plans were made and completed, but due to unforeseen and un-
fartunate circumstances, the great event was cancelled.
Juniors, too, took part in the graduation exercises when Ruth Water-
field, Caroline Sawyer, June Sawyer, Phyllis Lowry, Mary Galligan, Mary
Sheehan, Rosa Dardano, Shirley Stone, Ruth Hiltz, and Ethel Gelpke were
recipients of Pro Merito pins and Anthony Ammedolia, Dorothy Guerrln,
and Richard Sarra of Debating Society pins. Our class president, Richard
Sarra, was marshal for the graduating Seniors.
September, 1939, and we reached the ultimate ambition of our high
school career: to be Seniors. Now we have attained our last and final goal
of this experience: the end of the year and graduation. This Senior year
has been full of achievements and activities ; it has been a busy year, and
one of which we shall always have pleasant and fond memories.
This year's officers were as folloM's: Thomas Whitty, President; Caro-
line Sawyer, Vice President; Mary Sheehan, Secretary; and James Burgun,
Treasurer. Seniors on the Student Government were Natalie Haynes, John
Graham, Everett Harlfinger, Frank Carpenter, and Ethel Gelpke.
Thomas Whitty was chosen captain of the football team, and Alfred
Crowd, manager, handled the aff'airs and records of the team. Eight of our
popular classmates, Olive Griflin, Dorothy Guerrin, Mary Galligan, Ruth
Graham, Mary Johnson, Mary Sheehan, Ruth Hiltz, and Esther Adams
were able and vivacious leaders of the cheering section during the season.
Many Seniors starred in the fall games of football and of girl's field hockey,
the latter team having Ruth Waterfield as Captain and Jean Strickland as
Baseball, with "Sparky" Keleher as Captain and Alfred Crowd as
Manager, golf, track, and ice hockey were other sports of the year enjoying
fairly successful seasons, many of our boys playing prominent parts on
each team. The boys' ice hockey team was organized under Alfred Crowd
as Captain, playing and winning several fast and exciting ganies.
The Glee Club under the direction of Miss Canan, with Caroline Saw-
3^er. accompanist for two years, enjoyed a year's M'ork in new music and
new musical knowledge.
The annual Minstrel Show, performed a second time by popular de-
mand was a great success, with Eleanor Morrell, Yvonne Fitzpatrick, Doro-
thy Guerrin, and Ruth McDougall as singing stars, and Richard MacLeod,
Ralph Mascierelli, Anthony Pavadore, Everett Harlfinger, Robert Woodman,
and Richard Sarra as the hilarious end men. The first performance was
given after the A. A. Banquet in January under the direction of the Associ-
ation officers, Mary Galligan, President, and Olive Griffin, Secretary.
Our social debut, our Senior Dance, held on January 19, two food sales,
the annual Boxing and Wrestling Show, and a benefit movie held in the
Strand Theatre, were all financial successes, enlarging our treasury greatly
foi- the class trip.
The golf team was rolling over the opposition with birdies and pars by
Albert Reynolds, Captain, James Farrell, John Graham, Lorin Kelly, Wil-
liam Adams, and James Burgun.
Doroth}^ Guerrin, another of our able classmates, was chosen a school
representative of the Junior Red Cross, returning with many helpful sug-
gestions for the formation of a society in our school.
One of our most talented girls, Phyllis Lowry was elected Editor-in-
Chief of the Echo with other Seniors on the staff" : James Burgun, Business
Manager; Alfred Crowd and Ruth Graham, Athletic reporters; Natalie
Playnes and Frank Carpenter, Class reporters; and Mary Sheehan, Club
John Graham was, for the second consecutive year, awarded the High
School cup in the three-mile road race held on April 19. Other track stars,
also trophy winners of this race, were James Burgun and Richard Sarra.
The Senior Dramatic Club had a very successful and enjoyable year,
its eff'orts being rewarded when the entire Senior Play cast was chosen
from its numbers. "Leave It To Mother" was presented on April 5, with
such capable actors and actresses as Dorothy Guerrin, Ruth McDougall,
William Milligan, Elizabeth Shannon, James Burgun, Marionne Flower,
Robert Woodman, Anne Rumrey, Anthony Ammedolia, Frank Carpenter,
Rose Murphy, and Ethel Gelpke taking part.
On May 19 fifty-six members of the class sailed from Providence on our
class Trip to New York. We spent two memorable days in New York City
including one at the fair. The whole trip will remain in our memory as one
of the most significant events in our school career.
Here we wish to record the name of one of our classmates, Lauia
Corey, who left us in our Junior year, on May 19.
"She went away in beauty's flower.
Before her life was spent,
Ere life and love had lived its hour,
God called her, and she went.
Yet whispers Faith upon the wind,
■ No grief to her was given.
She left our love and went to find -
.■ .. A greater one in heaven."
The entire class wishes at this time to extend to Mr. Anketell, Mrs.
Dana, and all members of the faculty, our sincere thanks and appreciation
for the helpful guidance and advice during these four happy years at Can-
ton High School.
May our education yield us rich dividends in health, happiness, and
achievement, and may we always find that "Knowledge and ti-uth shall
light our way."
A newly-formed French Club made its appearance on the horizon of
school activities this year under the supervision of Miss Lamoureux.
Informal meetings were held in which only French was spoken. Dur-
ing these meetings we read plays, held discussions, and played French
The Clul) this year has only about 20 members. They are: Albert
Dardano, Donald Cobb, Rita Johnson, Louise Davenport, Jean McEnancy,
Myrtle Gross, Warren Smith, Joe Ronayne, Ralph Briggs, Amy Mann,
Mary Sheehan, Mary Johnson, Eleanor Duggan, Virginia Hawley, Priscilla
Brown, Virginia French, Frances Morrell and Wanda Pavides. No officers
were elected because of the Club's informality.
L. Davenport, '41.
1st row: L. Davenport, A. Mann, E. Gelpke, Mrs. Dana, B. Wood, N. Haynes.
2nd row: J. Graham, F. Carpenter, V. French, P. Chase, L. Capen, A. Dardano, W. Reynolds, E. Harlfinger.
The Student Government held its annual election in September with
the following councillors elected: Seniors: J. Graham, F. Carpenter, E.
Gelpke, E. Harlfinger, N. Haynes. Juniors : A. Mann, A. Dardano, L. Daven-
port, V. French. Sophomores: L. Capen, B. Wood, W. Reynolds. Freshmen:
P. Chase, J. Miller.
Mrs. Dana was appointed faculty advisor and whatever lias been ac-
complished by the Student Government this year is in large ineasures due
to her advice and unfailing co-operation.
The following officers were elected: President, Ethel Gelpke; Vice
President, Albert Dardano ; Secretary, Barbara Wood ; Treasurer, Natalie
This year the Student Government has sponsored a Freshman Social
and a school Christmas party. Tt has sent delegates to both district and
state conventions of Student Councils. It has discussed the starting of
Junior Red Cross Club in C. H. S. but as yet nothing further has been done.
The Student Government wishes to thank both the students and faculty
for the co-operation they have offered in the enteiprises which it sponsored
Barbai-a Wood, '42.
... v. PKO MERITO ■ V
1st row: R. Hiltz. J. Sawyer, Mrs. Dana. M. (ialliijran, M. Sheehan.
2nd row: R. Waterfield, E. Geli)ke, P. Lowry, C. Sawyer, R. Dardano. S. Stone.
At Canton High School the Pro Merito Society was established in the
year 1922. All Juniors and Seniors who received an average of 85 per cent
or above during their High Course have been awarded Pro Merito pins.
These pins are given at the high school graduation. Those members of tho
class of 1940 who received Pro Merito pins in their Junior year are: Ethel
Gelpke, Phyllis Lowry, Anne Rumrey, Caroline Sawyer, June Sawyer,
Shirley Stone, and Ruth Waterfield.
Ruth Waterfield, '40
Ist row, seated: P. Brown, W. Milligan, D. Guerrin, E. Gelpke, E. Shannon, R. Murphy, R. Woodman,
2nd row: M. Flower, M. Lowry, N. Haynes, Y. Fitzpatrick, Mrs. Dana, M. Ulman^ D. Prilucfe li. Sullivan,'
3rd row: A. Aramendolio, J. Strickland. P. Lowry, F Carpenter, O. Griffin, E. Morrell, J. Burgun.
Senior ^Dramatic (^luh
The Senior Dramatic Club, under the competent instruction of Mrs.
Dana, has had a very successful year.
The club met once a week throughout the year and enjoyed acting
out several short plays in preparation for the main event of the year, the
"Leave It To Mother," by Joyce Andrews, was presented on April 5.
The excellent acting by the cast," Mrs. Kitchen's coaching, and the com-
bined efforts of the entire faculty helped to make the play a success. The
cast was as follows :
Mrs. Louise Prescott, an old-fashioned mother Ethel Gelpke
Stanley Prescott, her son Robert Woodman
Coral Prescott, her ambitious daughter Dorothy Guerrin
Dolly Prescott, her michievous young daughter Betty Shannon
Mrs. Madge Lawton, who has recently lost her husband Anne Rumrey
Etta Ford, the Prescott maid Marionne Flower
Easton Bowers, in love with Coral William Milligan
Lucius Fowler, who has an eye for business Frank Carpenter
Edna James, one of Coral's college chums Ruth McDougall
Roberta Prescott, Stanley's wife Rose Murphy
Frederick Driscoll, Roberta's uncle Anthony Ammendolia
Lord Cecil Eunyan (Bunny) , from "dear old England." James Burgun
Mary Sheehan, '40.
Ist row. seated: E. Duggan, M. Hill, O Mwrsters, J. Guild, S. Wenesky. M. Kaufman. :
2nd row: D. Josephaon, H. Garland, M. Vlahogianis, Miss Lamoureux, Miss Saruient, F .Morrell, V. French.
3rd row: D. Cobb, A. Dardano, D. Seaman, W. Hibbard. R. Shaughneasy.
The 1940 Junior Dramatic Club has been very progressive and enter-
taining- in its work for the past year. Back in September the following'
otficers were elected:
Doris Josephson, president; Virginia French, vice-president; William
Hibbard, treasurer, and your truly, secretary. Eleanor Duggan and Rich-
ard Shaughnessy were chosen class advisors.
The first few weeks, members gave skits, plays, poems, and mono-
logues. Then plans were made for a Christmas Play to be presented at
the annual Christmas party. Many fine plays were written but Donald
Cobb's and Marie Hill's seemed to be the favorites. Marie's play was
chosen to be presented at the Christmas Party. After Christmas with
the money in our treasury we bought a play, "A Ready Made Family".
Because of lack of time we did not put this play on as we had hoped.
Congratulations are extended to Miss Sargent and Miss Lamoureaux,
our teachers, for their help and patience in preparing us for next year's
work in Senior Dramatics.
Frances Morrell, '41.
1st row: R. McDougall, E. Adams, M. Sheehan. R. Hiltz, M. Galligan, D. Guerrin, S. Coffin. C. Zimmer,
2ni row: Mr. Dow.son. E. Marrell. F. Marrell. Y. Fitzpatrick, B. Hiltz. L. Hibbard. B. Wood, S. Kemp,
J. McEnaney, M. Breto, Mr. Donovan.
3rd row: R. Morrison, W. Adams, O. Marsters. M. Johnson, C. Sawyer, O. Griffin, R. Graham, D. Cobb,
4th row: D. Seaman. J. Graham, E. Mazzme. J. Burgun. F. Carpenter, F. Digrirolamo.
5th row : R. Woodman, W. Poore, R. Kelle. F. Powers.
Our second annual minstrel show, held on January 11, 1940, was both
a financial and social success. On January 26 the cast presented the show
again under the auspices of the Senior Class. The cast was as follows:
Interlocutor, D. Cobb; End men, R. Sarra, E. Mazzone, R. Woodman, R.
Masciarelli, F. Digirolamo, and R. MacLeod. The chorus included D. Guer-
rin, S. Coffin, J. Burgun, M. McDonald, Y. Fitzpatrick, M. Johnson, 0. Griffin,
M. Galligan, R. Graham, 0. Marsters, E. Adams, M. Sheehan, F. Morrell,
C. Zimmer, W. Poore, E. Morrell, J. McEnaney, R. Sarra, R. MacDougall, M.
Bretto, D. Anagnoston, L. Hibbard, B. Hiltz, L. Kelly, W. Adams, J. Graham,
D. Seaman, B. Wood, S. Kemp, F. Powers, B. Whidden, R. Kelle, F. Carpen-
ter, P. Santuro, Mr. Donovan, and Mr. Dowson.
The cast wishes to thank Mr. and Mrs. Donovan for their help in con-
ducting and making the shov/ a success.
Oeredel Marsters, '41.
1st row: A. Wilson, E. Shannon. P. St. Laurent, E. Anderson, A. lavetti, D. Bullock, B. Baldwin, R.
Hiltz, B. Hiltz.
2nd row: Miss Canan. L. Stuart, M. Vlahogianis, D. Josephson, M. Hill, E. Duggan, R. McDougall, S.
Kemp, B, Wood, E. Dallahan. R. Priluck, H. Jones, H. Epiek. M. Bretto, C. Sawyer,
3rd row: M. Mak-olmson, G. Caron, E. Stoneham. R. Kelle, J. Sturrock, D. Gibson, M. Collins, M. Adams,
K. Webster, L. Borrows, P. Jones, E. MacDow, M. Flower, D. Priluck, R. Murphy, D. Guerrm,
P. Ch:ise, N. Clinton, L. Beaulieu.
4th row: R. Johnson, E. Latimer, C. Adams, F. Caranto, A. Bailey, M. Chase, J. Strickland, M. Johnson,
M. Sheehan, E. Adams, K. Sullivan, M. Lowry, M. Kelleher, E. Laughlin.
.'•.th row: J. Falls, E. Morrell, M. Gross. L. Capen. L. Jennison, M. Colsen, C. Shaw, P. Brown, D.
Beradi, P. Ronayne.
6th row: J. Burgun, W. MiUigan, R. Woodman, A. Eardley, J. Dalton, E. Cametti, W. Reynolds.
The Glee Club, composed of about seventy members, met every Thurs-
day morning- during the year. The first part of the year was devoted to the
singing of folk songs in unison. Later they were sung in two-part and
three-part harmony. Everyone has worked hard at these meetings to im-
prove their voice for the beautiful art songs and patriotic pieces to which
the second half of the year was devoted.
The Glee Club wishes to express their gratitude to Miss Marietta Canan,
for her excellent supervision of this group, and for her faith in them.
M. Colsen. '41
T H E E- C H
E. Adams, R. Kelliher, A. Rumrey, C. Sawyer, C. Shaw, P, Brown, M. Colsen, R. Johnson, M. Johnson.
W. Reynolds, E. Cogliano, S. Sarra, R. Kelle, S. Danos, S. Mackiernan, Miss Canan, M. Toomey,
E. Verity, E, Murphy. W. Collins, D. Mackiernan.
This year the orchestra, under the excellent supervision of Miss Canan,
proved very successful.
It consisted of twenty players, including piano, drums, clarinets, vio-
lins, trumpets, trombones and saxophones.
It has furnished entertainment for the following' events : Movie Queen,
Community Club, Senior Class Play, Grammar School Graduation and the
High School Graduation.
We wish to take the opportunity at this time to thank Miss Canan for
the excellent work she has done. We also express the wish that next year
she will have a very successful season.
Mary Johnson. '40.
DEBATING CLUB '
1st i-ow. seated : J. McEnaney, B. Wood, E. Dallahan. R. Johnson. M. Sheehan, S. Wenesky.
2nd row: F. Morrell, W. Reynolds, J. Ronayne, Mr. Dowson. A. Dardano, D. Cobb, L. Capen.
The activities of the Debating- Club of Canton High School, under the
direction of Mr. Dowson, began just after the Christmas Holidays. The
following officers were elected:
President — ^Donald Cobb
Vice-Pres. — Frances Morrell
Secretary — Janina Oles
Treasurer — Albert Dardano
Miss Wenesky was appointed to take Miss Oles' place when she transferred
to another school.
The main topic for debate for the year is: "Resolved: That the Govern-
ment should control the railroads." We have had some very interesting
practice debates with Norwood and so far have had two decision debates
with North Attleboro. Canton was awarded one decision and lost the
other. We have also had an inter-club debate on the question of Socialized
Medicine. The members of the Debating Club are: D. Cobb, J. Ronayne,
F. Morrell, J. McEnaney, M. Shechi-n, R. Johnson, L. Capen, B. Wood, A.
Dardano, R. Sarra, E. Dallahan and W. Reynolds.
Jean McEnaney, '41.
1st row. seated: S. Kemp, A. Gibson. B. Hiltz. M. Ulman. R. Waterfield, E. Adams. K. Sullivan, D.
Josephson, L. Hibbard. D. Bullock, B. Wood.
2nd row: J. Strickland. E. MacLeod, M. Flanag-an. A. laretti, M. Gavigan, J. Kenefick. M. Gibson, R.
Rumrey. C. Adams. M. Chase. J. Guild. Miss Lyons.
3rd row: M. Adams. P. Chase. P. McDonald. L. Stuart, E. Anderson. M. Bretto. P. Hill, M. KelleJier.
The Field Hockey season of 1939 started out with a lot of enthusiasm.
Thirty-six girls turned out for hockey this season, a great many of them
freshmen. The team tied three games and lost five.
The Senior girls receiving sweaters were: (Capt.) Ruth Waterfield,
(Mgr.) Jean Strickland, Esther Adams, Paith Ililtz, Kay Sullivan, Anne
Rumrey and Marcella Ulman.
Those receiving large letters were : Doris Josephson, Evelyn MacLeod,
Marion Gibson, Anna Gibson, Rosamond Rumrey, June Guild, Lydia Hib-
bard, and Mamie Bretto. Also, nineteen small letters were awarded.
The following are the scores of the season:
Ruth Graham, '40.
1st row, seated: J. Carroll. P. Ronayne, J. Reardon, I. Feldman, C. Seaman, J. Whitty, L. Flanagan J.
Thompson, C. Finn, F. DiKirolamo.
2nd row: D, Berardi, F. Kenefick, C. Sherr, J. O'Connor, F. Pavadore, E. Dug-gan, G. Titus, G. Buttrick,
P. Buckley, W. Reynolds, F. C;u-mino.
3rd row: W. Adams, M. Falls, D. Seaman, A. Kenefick, E. Cametti, J. Graham, Capt. T. Whitty, P. Keleher,
J. Brown, R. Jones, R. Masciarelli, P. Cohen.
4th row: Manager A. Crowd, E. Powers, A. Gomes, W. Gallant, A. Phelopoulus, T. Griffin, W. Poore, G.
Roache, S. Chajnowski, J. Kelleher, H. Dintis, L. Kelle, Coach W. Donovan.
The 1939 football season opened with forty-eight reporting for duty
to Coach Donovan. The first game was played against North Attleboro
which was a tie game. Canton lost eight regulars and this lack of ex-
perience and material put the '39 squad in a bad place.
In the final game of the season we lost to our Thanksgiving Day
rivals, Stoughton High School. It was played on a muddy field but the
boys put up a good battle. Canton had two victories, Mansfield and North
Easton. We lost six out of nine games.
Sv^eaters were awarded to the following seniors: Captain Whitty,
J. Brown, W. Adams, E. Harlfinger, R. MacLeod, A. Pavadore, P. Kele-
her, J. Graham, A. Crowd.
Canton i) Abington
The following undercla.ss men were awarded letters at the A. A.
Banquet: A. Phelopolous, J. Kelleher, C. Tolias, R. Jones, A. Kenefic,
P. Cohen, D. Seaman, J. Falls, E. Cametti, W. Poore. M. Curtis, E. Powers,
Robert Jones was elected Captain of the 1940 football team.
The Canton High School Golf Team is composed of the following play-
ers: A. Reynolds (Capt.), W. Adams, J. Burgun, J. Farrell, J. Graham, L.
Kelley, A. Kenefic, J. Gibney.
We had our first match scheduled for April 22, against Norwood, but
due to a late snowstorm, we could not play. We opened the season on April
29 agamst Weymouth, on the Blue Hill course, and won 9-0. Our next
match. May 2, was with Walpole High. Canton lost, 61/2-2^/2. As the Echo
goes to press, the golf season is well under way, but our'chances of winning
the trophy for the Norfolk County League are smaller. Needham seems to
be the outstanding team in the league.
The 1940 schedule follows:
Date Team Can. 0pp. Date Team Can. 0pp.
April 22 Norwood at Canton Postponed May 13 Walpole at Canton ^Vz 3V2
April 29 Weymouth at Canton 9 May 20 Needham at Canton 1 1
May 2 Canton at Walpole 2^/2 61/2 May 27 Canton at N. Quincy 3 6
May 6 N. Quincy at Canton 4% 4% May 28 Canton at Norwood
May 10 Canton at Weymouth 9 .June 4 Canton at Needham
At this time we wish to thank the Blue Hill Country Club for allowing
the team to use its beautiful, as well as difficult, course for our home matches.
We also wish to thank Miss Leary and Mr. Anketell for their help and
supervision of the golf team throughout the season.
A. Reynolds, '40.
Lett to riwht: L. Dins.i, S. ShauKhneh;iy. W. Smith, W. Hibbui-d, D. Seamyn, E. Gierke.
To date the tennis team, composed of William Hibbard, Warren Smith,
Donald Seaman, Edward Gierke, has played but one match. In this, Nor-
wood High School was defeated by the score of 4 to 1. Two other matches
were postponed because of rain. Four more matches are scheduled to be
played with Norwood, Wrentham, and Sharon. Lawton Dings has served
as manager and Mr. Dowson as coach.
Lawton Dings, '41
1st row: W. Poore, J. Brown, T. Griffin, P. Keleher, capt, M. Curtis, E. Farwell.
2nd row: C. Sherr, T. Whitty, J. Graham, J. Queennan, A. Reynolds, G. Titus, Coach W. Donovan.
3rd row: A. Crowd, R. MacLeod, I. Feldman, D. Berardi.
After the April vacation, twenty-five boys reported to Coach Donovan
for the 1940 baseball season. The team was not very successful in its first
three games, losing to Mansfield, Stoughton, and Randolph, but these
games were close and Canton could just as easily have won them. From
all appearances, the team should vv'in its share of games before the season
ends. The results thus far:
Mansfield 5 Canton 4
Stoughton 8 Canton 7
Randolph 13 Canton 8
Remainder of Schedule
May 14 Randolph at Canton
May 17 Canton at Franklin
May 21 No. Easton at Canton
May 23 Canton at Stoughton
May 28 Canton at No. Easton
May 31 Canton at Mansfield
The lineup is as follows:
MacLeod, C; Reynolds, P; Titus, IB; Farwell, 2B; Capt. Keleher, SS;
Whitty, 3B ; Curtis, LF ; Queenan, CF ; Poore, RF.
Thomas Whitty, '40.
1st row: R. Sweeney, J. (iraham. W. Adams, F. Sweeney.
ind row : R. Sai-ra, R. Mayee. R. Jenkins, Coach R. Gibson, J. Burgun. I). Seaman.
On September 25, 1940, a gi'oup of ten candidates reported to Coach
Robert Gilxson. Richard Sarra was elected captain and Joseph Magee was
elected manager. This being- the first year cross-country was organized at
Canton High, the boys did very well in running and they won one and lost
but four. They competed with Braintree, Rockland, Weymouth, Brockton,
and Milton. The team of seven was sent to the Massachusetts Scholastic
Cross-Country Run which took place at the William E. Nickerson Field at
Weston. Canton surprised everyone by finishing loth place, out of 25
schools participating. The prospects for next year look very good.
The follovv'ing have received letters : R. Sarra, J. Graham, J. Burgun, R.
Jenkins, R. Sweeney, F. Sweeney, J. Magee, and D. Seaman.
R. Sarra, '40.
1st row: W. Adams, J. Graham, F. Sweeney, R. Sarra, R. Sweeney, D. Valday, J. Burgun.
2nd row: W. Hibbard. C. Keefe, Coach R. Gibson, D. Seaman, H. Coffin.
3rd row: R. Magee. W. Poore, R. Jenkins, T. Whitty.
The Canton Iligli School track team opened its first meet with Abing-
ton High School. The final score being:
Abington 51 Canton 17
Since then Canton has had two local meets with Walpole and Attleboro,
losing both because of the superior track teams of these schools. Other
May 16 Hingham
May 25 Weymouth
June 1 Brockton
In the April 19th Road Race, J. Graham and J. Burgun received awards
for the high school entries.
J. Graham, '40.
Catherine T. Adams
Martha A. Adams
Elvera D. Archambault
Louise D. Archambault
William M. Buckley
Frances A. Caranto
Marjory M. Chase
Donald B. Cobb
Robert S. Coffin
Marion E. Colsen
James M. Falls
Leonard B, Farv/ell
Class of 194 1
Virginia E. French
Marie L. Hill
Edward J. Jenkins
Alice V. Jivelegian
Rita J. Johnson
Robert R. Jones
James J. Kelleher
Sylvia B. Lehto
Amy E. Mann
Mary A. O'Connor
Class of ig42
Class of 1943
Phyllis St. Laurent
Chester W entworth
SCHOLASTIC JEWELERS, INC.
5174 Washin^oii St.,
The Canton Diner
566 Washington St.
Tel. Canton 0507
522 Washing-ton St.
We Specialize in
Birthday and Wedding Cakes
HARRY S. GR
AHAM & SON
ARTHUR E. ESTEY
U L M A N ' S
Package & Grocery Store
579 Fashington Street
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DR. PARKER HOLT
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Infants' and Children's
19 Walnut St., Canton
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Italian and American Foods
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New England Coke
Mario Fiona, Manager
PAUL A. GALVIN
" 588 Washington St.,
DEANE COAL CO.
MLJN S SIOKE
Coal, Coke and Heating Oils
594 Washington St,
J. p. Skehan
Tuberculin Tested Cows
MILK and CREAM
Pasteurized in Glass
Cooled in Frigidaire
Tel. Canton 472
THOMAS F. HOLMAN
C & G MOTOR SERVICE
641 Washing-ton St.
Milk and Cream
Butter and Buttermilk
. . Canton 0.502-W
Canton's Newest and Most
Modern Drug Store
709 Washington St.
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The Modern Dairy
H. F. Nugent
Compliments • ■ ■
SAWYER HARDWARE CO.
HARDWARE - SPORTING GOODS
TREDENE and TREDEX
Daniel J. Flood
and INSURANCE "
535 Washington St.
CANTON PUBLIC MARKET
V. POZZO, Prop.
785 Washington St.,
Tel. Canton 61
E. W. Wiggins
- Canton 0512
583 Washington St., Canton
French American Ice Cream
SODA — LUNCHES
(opposite High School)
Qf-ff^"I>^ FOR DRESS AND SPORT
\Dk1KJmL\j for the entire family
MARKUS SHOE STORE
CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
CANTON PUBLISHING COMPANY
484 Washington St. Tel. Canton 0006